When I go to sign a player on a Bosman transfer, once a contract has less than 6 months to run, the transfer completes in January on a free rather than wait until the end of the contract. It seems to work correct for computer teams within the same league though, they have to wait until the end of the contract to complete the transfer.
I also encountered this error. I am playing with Chelsea in first season. I approached Ivan Rakitic and he accepted. The news item said the transfer will go through in 1st of July but Rakitic was in my squad in 1st of January.
God damn it ! Do they even test the game before relasing ??? This is a f....g joke !
The game is improved from last year's game in terms of stability and some transfer issues have at least been improved.
Testing the game is not as simple as picking up last year's version and continuing it. New issues will occur, old issues will reappear and in order to make it better than last year's game it is essential to focus on these too.
I hope you get/have got the game and enjoy playing it.